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When Nib Grinding Goes Very, Very Wrong

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#21 Needhelp

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 14:37

You could order a replacement nib or order a replacement nib, right? Or contact the manufacturer of the pen and explain the whole story, maybe that might do something. Or you can send it to a nibmeister, right?



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 21:40

You could order a replacement nib or order a replacement nib, right? Or contact the manufacturer of the pen and explain the whole story, maybe that might do something. Or you can send it to a nibmeister, right?

 

Well, the pen was released as a special edition in 1999 (hence the name "Y2K") so getting a replacement nib would be a dicey proposition.  Also, as far as I can tell the manufacturer, Delta, is now out of business.

 

I've also never seen a replacement nib with quite the same shape.  It's shaped very similarly to a Lamy Z50 nib, but without the extra parts on the bottom to slide on to a feed.

 

Getting the nib retipped and ground by a nibmeister is certainly an option, but as it is now I now have a usable nib so it's unnecessary. 


Edited by jekostas, 03 October 2017 - 21:41.


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 18:12

 

Well, the pen was released as a special edition in 1999 (hence the name "Y2K") so getting a replacement nib would be a dicey proposition.  Also, as far as I can tell the manufacturer, Delta, is now out of business.

 

I've also never seen a replacement nib with quite the same shape.  It's shaped very similarly to a Lamy Z50 nib, but without the extra parts on the bottom to slide on to a feed.

 

Getting the nib retipped and ground by a nibmeister is certainly an option, but as it is now I now have a usable nib so it's unnecessary. 

WHAT!!! Delta is out of business? I mean if you enjoy the nib then who cares but if not they don't do it yourself (repairing) as it might come out worse than it was.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 23:58

Well, I appreciate the concern but I've already re-ground the nib and it writes just fine.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:54

Well, I appreciate the concern but I've already re-ground the nib and it writes just fine.

 

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 16:27

Great that you brought back to life a dead nib. Congrats and enjoy using the pen.
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Posted 06 October 2017 - 18:20

is it a botched up grinding job ?

 

or  - as it would seem to me - a nib that fell tip first from a height and bent, improperly straightened by a novice, leaving the left tine bent and shorter than right, an effect possibly heightened by the fact that the nib appears to be a left oblique grind

 

in either case - bent or badly ground - the nib is in bad shape and should have not been sold as "good condition". 

 

if you can get any refund you are lucky, a person who would lie about the condition should not be trusted to do good business and return without hassle


Edited by jslallar, 06 October 2017 - 18:23.

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